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Poster: Reade Date: Oct 29, 2010 6:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rare (but GREAT) Dead Tunes Discussion

So Sad (To See Good Love Go Bad)

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Poster: rak5877 Date: Oct 29, 2010 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rare (but GREAT) Dead Tunes Discussion

i do not like when people complain about how the dead scene "got big" and was "better" before all the "frat boys and sorority chicks" showed up. it strikes me as very elitist and snobby and EXACTLY what the grateful dead are not supposed to be about.

"it's OK if my friends come to the party, but you and your friends aren't alowed to come."

by circumstance of age i got on the dead bus in the late-80s, and probably looked like a bit of a frat-guy in training (i was still in highschool). so you are insulting me and my friends here and i don't like it.

in contrast, and again by the circumstance of age, i was able to board the phish bus relatively early. i first first saw phish in the roseland ballroom, an old taxi-dance joint with approximately 700 other people. 5 and 1/2 years later i saw them at a decomissioned airforce base with 70,000 people. having experienced the aforementioned hippie elitism and having found it to be VERY unpleasant, i went out of my way to avoid those feelings. instead, i reveled in the fact that my extended family had just grown by 10,000%, and my (second) favorite band was getting the adulation it richly deserved.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 29, 2010 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rare (but GREAT) Dead Tunes Discussion

I'm sorry. You're right. We shouldn't lump a whole bunch of people together. Sorry to have come across so snotty. Family growing by 100,000 is a nice way to put it.

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Poster: rak5877 Date: Oct 29, 2010 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rare (but GREAT) Dead Tunes Discussion

well put. appology accepted.